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 |  Oct 23 2014, 10:24 AM

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek EyeSight

Attention Subaru fans, the company’s XV Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid models are getting some new technology.

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 |  Aug 07 2014, 1:43 PM

Apple-CarPlay

The negative impact that voice controls had on J.D. Power’s most recent Initial Quality Study is significant.

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 |  Jul 26 2014, 10:00 AM

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After a good decade and a half in-vehicle infotainment is still something of a mess. Practically every automaker has taken its own approach to implementing advanced connectivity technology. And just like freshly fallen snowflakes no two solutions are alike.

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 |  Jul 01 2014, 12:30 PM

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Volkswagen is investing in developing the future of vehicle connectivity and infotainment by taking over a research and development facility in Germany.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:32 AM

Telematics Super Panel

Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 6:15 PM

QNX Technology

The folks from QNX demonstrated the power of their software platform at 2014’s Telematics Update Detroit. The Canada-based computer company showed off a reference platform with super-fast booting capabilities.

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 |  May 04 2014, 12:45 PM

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Pickups, minivans and automotive tech – that’s what captured the attention of automotive enthusiasts this week.

AutoGuide.com‘s review of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor was our most watched video this week but not far behind in views was our look into the future of automotive infotainment at QNX. And though the market is slowly fading, our minivan comparison got its fair share of interest.

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Looking Into the Future of Automotive Infotainment

Tech Tuesday No. 1: Visiting QNX Headquarters

 |  Apr 29 2014, 9:32 AM

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Welcome to Tech Tuesday, our new series that explains and exposes the high tech features in today’s new cars. For our inaugural post, we’re not just looking at what technology is in cars today; instead we’re looking ahead to the future of in-car infotainment systems.

Try almost any modern infotainment system. Most feel like they’re a decade behind today’s gadgets in terms of touch-screen responsiveness and resolution. So why don’t cars offer us technology on par with smartphones and tablets? Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 07 2014, 9:00 AM

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Anyone who argues that automobiles are lagging behind when it comes to technology will be blown away by these two cars from QNX, which are on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 8:32 AM

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Honda picked the upcoming 2015 Fit, which will arrive next spring, to be its first vehicle with an integrated Siri Eyes Free system from Apple. 

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 |  Nov 28 2013, 9:02 AM

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Infiniti is running at wide-open throttle right now trying to reinvent itself in a crowded marketplace.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 11:02 AM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it will be releasing new voluntary guidelines for smartphone integration with vehicles next year.

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 |  Nov 11 2013, 8:32 AM

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It didn’t take long for the Google Glass augmented reality device to be banned for use by drivers in the U.K., but it seems Nissan is still interested in offering something similar geared toward drivers.

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 |  Aug 06 2013, 9:15 AM

MyFord Touch

Ford announced the latest update today for its Sync voice recognition software and MyFord Touch infotainment system.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 12:02 PM

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Google Glass has been rules an official no-no for drivers in the U.K. before becoming commercially available.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 6:08 PM

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The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full of surprises.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 10:32 AM

2014 Ford Fiesta

MyFord Touch and Sync are helping to drive higher customer satisfaction rates, the automaker said today.

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 9:02 AM

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We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the high-tech features of their cars, every Lexus dealer is staffed with dedicated experts that are at the ready to answer any questions a buyer may have about their vehicle.

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 |  May 27 2013, 12:32 PM

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Chrysler is now installing the same Uconnect 5.0 infotainment software in lower-trim levels of the Ram 1500 pickup truck as it began using in the Fiat 500L for Europe.

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 |  May 23 2013, 8:57 AM

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Though Qoros won’t be heading to America anytime soon, the Chinese automaker is working on an infotainment system built on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

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 |  May 06 2013, 3:02 PM

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Microsoft wants to further increase its involvement in the automotive industry, vastly increasing its role with automakers.

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 |  Feb 26 2013, 12:57 PM

Ford wants to take over the world… of in-car infotainment systems, that is.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:46 PM

Now more than ever, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is laden with car companies demonstrating what’s to come for in-car tech. Of the brands at the show, Ford seems to have its head above the crowd. 

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 11:31 AM

Automakers may talk a big game about preventing distracted driving and improving safety, but at the same time they continue to provide distracting infotainment systems.

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